Quick Reaction: Raptors 119, Nuggets 125

Toronto allows huge comeback in Denver as they fall short against the Nuggets.

Box Score
O. Agbaji29 MIN, 8 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 4-7 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-1 FT, 2 BLK, 0 TO, -8 +/-

Solid game for Ochai, he had some trouble down low defensively, but offensively he he showed some nice utility and craft around the rim.

R. Barrett38 MIN, 26 PTS, 7 REB, 9 AST, 0 STL, 10-20 FG, 1-3 3FG, 5-5 FT, 0 BLK, 4 TO, -3 +/-

RJ was moving very well with and without the ball, he found himself getting downhill and made good use of those possessions. Another high assist game for RJ as well, he looked really comfortable playmaking tonight.

K. Olynyk29 MIN, 24 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 9-13 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-5 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -3 +/-

Olynyk put pressure on the Nuggets defense from the opening tip, he hit a couple of jumpers early on but as the game progressed most of his scoring came inside of the paint, defensively things could have gone better for sure.

G. Dick36 MIN, 17 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL, 7-12 FG, 2-4 3FG, 1-1 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -5 +/-

Magnificent game from Dick, he hit an array of difficult shots throughout the game and showed off his off ball scoring prowess once again, he also had a career high in assists and showed off his great passing feel as well. His defensive IQ also was shown as multiple times in this game

B. Brown38 MIN, 13 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST, 0 STL, 5-13 FG, 1-3 3FG, 2-2 FT, 0 BLK, 3 TO, -8 +/-

Decent game from Brown playing against his former squad, very active on the glass, and he was also trying to be aggressive as a scorer which led to a somewhat inefficient night.

J. Freeman-Liberty12 MIN, 0 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 0-2 FG, 0-2 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 BLK, 0 TO, 3 +/-

Freeman-Liberty wasn’t very active tonight, he was just moving the ball around and making sure Toronto got into their sets, he didn’t really take matters into his own hands which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

J. Porter22 MIN, 14 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 5-9 FG, 4-7 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 2 TO, 1 +/-

Jobtay was making the nuggets pay from behind the arc during hs minutes, they were reserved to letting hm shoot them and he took advantage of it, played as good defense as you can ask a reserve to play on Jokic, made him take a lot of tough shots.

J. McDaniels19 MIN, 12 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL, 5-9 FG, 0-3 3FG, 2-3 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -9 +/-

McDaniels made an immediate impact during his ti e on the floor, he was very disruptive defensively, and his scoring was as good as ts been all season long.

J. Nwora17 MIN, 5 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 2-7 FG, 1-4 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 BLK, 0 TO, 2 +/-

Nwora didnt do much with the opportunities he was given during the game, defensively he added some pop to Toronto’s lineup.

Darko Rajakovic

Although they lost, Darko’s schemes, especially offensively empowered the short handed Raps to be in a dog fight with the Nuggets.

Things We Saw

  1. Gradey Dick once again showing that he is a player who has immense feel for the game.
  2. Olynyk showed that he can play at a very high level when called upon.
  3. To have a lead like that over the defending champions is a win in of itself.